Rex Ryan has never been one to turn his back on a spotlight or shun attention. Until now, it seems.
According to a report by Adam Schein of FOXSports.com, Ryan and Jets owner Woody Johnson disagree as to whether or not the team should be featured in HBO's series Hard Knocks.
Schein says Johnson is the one who wants to do the show, which would very likely rip away headlines from the Giants, Yankees and Mets this summer.
Then there's Rex, the man who never met a microphone he didn't like. Surprisingly, according to the report, Ryan doesn't want to create a (bigger) circus atmosphere around his team by inviting HBO into its facilities.
The prevailing thought here is: How much worse could it be, Rex?
With the acquisition of Tim Tebow this offseason, the cameras following the Jets will be at an all-time high as it is. Why not invite HBO down to the party and give the world a look at just how exactly things are working out?
If the team appears to be getting along harmoniously, Jets win. If not . . . who cares? The Jets are seen as a mess right now anyway. The worst that can happen? That which we already know gets confirmed.
Essentially, there's not much else for the Jets to do but go up from here. Might as well invite HBO -- and the rest of America -- into the locker room where we can all go through this thing together. With snacks.